Welcome to Heavenly Yarns!

The Heavenly Yarns storefront

Our shop at 133 High St. in downtown Belfast (click to zoom)


We wish you a warm and happy holiday season.
The early bird gets the deals!

The early bird gets the deals!

Early Bird Sale

The annual Early Bird Sale in downtown Belfast will take place on Saturday, December 1, 6-9 am. But we are going to have this sale both Saturday and Sunday, December 2, because we realize that some customers cannot shop on Saturday due to scheduling conflicts.

As usual, we will not be getting up super-early. Instead, we will open at 8 am on Saturday, and offer a 20% discount all day until 5 pm. On Sunday our hours will be 11 am until 5 pm, with the same discount offered all day.

However, many of our fellow businesses have deals you may want to get up early for. There will be ads in all papers, plus radio, Web and TV ads.

To start off the day, you may wish to try out the Early Bird Breakfast, 6:30-9:30 am, at the First Church in Belfast, UCC, in the downstairs parlor, including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast casserole, biscuits and gravy, plus beverages, all for $5. First Church is located on the corner of Spring and Court streets and is handicapped accessible. For more information, phone 207-338-2282.

If you haven't bookmarked them already, you may want to put Our Town Belfast's Upcoming Events and 2018 Belfast Holiday Events pages on your Bookmarks tab. They keep their website very up to date with the latest happenings in downtown Belfast. We have made it a promise not to email you more than once a month, so we sometimes miss some information you may want to have. (Also see the Belfast Holiday Events article below, following our fiber-related articles.)


Swirl Cowl, knit by Liz in Berroco's Aero (click to zoom)

Swirl Cowl, knit by Liz in Berroco's Aero (click to zoom)

Swirl Cowl in Aero

If you can knit three stitches, and then purl three stitches, you can make this cowl! The Swirl Cowl is super easy, and knits up super quickly on size 13 needles. Aero, a bulky weight alpaca blend from Berroco is a delight to knit with, and provides a lot of warmth considering how lightweight it is.


A selection of fun vintage buttons (click to zoom)

A selection of fun vintage buttons (click to zoom)

Vintage Buttons

Vintage buttons can be so much fun!

On Saturday, December 8, from 11 am to 2 pm, Nancy Tufo will be at the shop. She will set up her vintage and antique buttons for sale on the back table. Many of these buttons are from renowned local button collector Mary Gray. These buttons will be available at great prices. Find a unique button for your knitting or sewing project, or for your collection.


Tree lighting on December 1

Tree lighting on December 1

Tree Lighting

On Saturday, December 1, the annual tree lighting in Post Office Square, Belfast, starts at 4:30 pm with cookies, cocoa and caroling. At 5 pm the tree lighting begins. After the lighting, around 5:30 pm, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus head indoors to KeyBank for visits and photos with the children.


Menorah lighting on December 2

Menorah lighting on December 2

Menorah Lighting

On Sunday, December 2, the first night of Hanukkah, the annual menorah lighting, also in Post Office Square, starts at 3:30 pm and ends around 4:30 pm. This festive event will include traditional readings, live music and refreshments provided by Sweet Henry's. The menorah will remain lit during the Hanukkah holiday.


Festival of Trees at United Farmers Market

Festival of Trees at United Farmers Market

Festival of Trees

On Saturday, December 1, 8 am to 8 pm, and Sunday, December 2, 8 am to 4 pm, the Festival of Trees will take place at the United Farmers Market of Maine on Spring Street in Belfast (at the old Mathews Bros building). They have over 40 trees and all proceeds go to BAHS Project Graduation. Spread the word, and if you are headed to the Early Bird Sale, please stop by! $3 for adults, $2 kids under 12, and 2 and under free; tree tickets are 50 cents each. It only takes one ticket to win the tree and all the amazing items that go with it. Santa will be there too! Thank you to all the local businesses and community members for your generosity.


Enjoy Belfast's many holiday events, including Santa's arrival at Belfast Harbor

Enjoy Belfast's many holiday events, including Santa's arrival at Belfast Harbor

Belfast Holiday Events

Saturday, December 1:
9-11 am: Candy Cane Capers for ages 5-12 at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Come and do your Christmas shopping. One gift per immediate family member. Each child receives Candy Cane Caper Coupons to make their purchases. Refreshments provided.
10 am to 3 pm: H.O.M.E. for the Holidays Craft Fair at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. Wooden toys and cutting boards, knit items, holiday centerpieces, cards and pottery. Benefits housing for the homeless and food assistance programs. (Also held on Sunday, December 2, 10:30 am to noon.)

Sunday, December 2: Advent Carol Sing at 4 pm, Love Light Tree Lighting at 5 pm with reception to follow, at the First Church in Belfast, UCC, 104 Church St. All are welcome.

Wednesday, December 5, 5-7 pm: Annual holiday Business After Hours and Wreath Auction at the Camden National Bank branch at 156 Main St.

Friday, December 7, 8 am to 2 pm: WCGH Holiday Fair, held at Waldo County General Hospital in the WCGH Classroom. Homemade crafts, textiles and soaps, jewelry and more.

Saturday, December 8:
All day: Day of Giving. United Midcoast Charities invites you to "shop local, support many" at participating businesses to support 40+ Knox and Waldo County non-profits.
11 am to 1 pm: Holiday on the Harbor. Santa arrives at the Belfast Harbor at 11 am. Then visit with Santa at the Belfast Boathouse. Bring your camera to capture the moment and enjoy ornament making, holiday cookie decorating, Kyle the Balloon Artist and horse-drawn wagon rides in Steamboat Landing Park.

Saturday, December 15:
9 am to noon: Breakfast with Santa, holiday brunch and cookie decorating with Santa and Mrs. Claus, at Harborwalk Restaurant, 37 Front St.
10 am to 4 pm: Adorn Fine Art and Gift Show at the Belfast Free Library's Abbott Room.


Join Tall Pines' holiday food drive, December 1-14

Join Tall Pines' holiday food drive, December 1-14

Holiday Food Drive

Join Tall Pines' holiday food drive to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank. Your non-perishable food donations are welcome December 1-14 at 24 Martin Lane in Belfast.

Good Shepherd Food Bank helps to feed people from every county in Maine. Through a network of more than 400 partner agencies, its food assistance programs include community food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, shelters, schools and youth programs.

For more information, phone Tall Pines at 207-930-7031.


Addiction: Change Your Perspective?

On Monday, December 3, at the Belfast Free Library's Abbott Room, 6-7 pm, a talk on addiction will be given by Toni Wagner of From With-In You: Coaching the Mind, Body and Spirit.

Addiction is one of the most powerful, life-changing forces around. You've heard that before, right? If you are, or know someone who has ever been, addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gaming, etc., then you're all too familiar with the feelings of worthlessness and self-deprecation. As for family members: You know the feelings of helplessness and despair as you watch your loved one slip away from you.

What if your perception about addiction could be changed? What if the change in your perception could ease some of your suffering? Is it even possible?

Please join an open discussion about addiction. Learn some self-compassion strategies as we discuss feelings and emotions associated with the addiction. You will be provided with a platform on which to discuss your thoughts, feelings and emotions on the topic. We can't escape this epidemic, but maybe we can change our perspective on addiction and help ease the suffering.

For more information, phone at 207-579-1011 or email coachingcomesfromwithin@gmail.com.


The women's team competing at the World Pilot Gig Championships, May 2018

The women's team competing at the World Pilot Gig Championships, May 2018

World Pilot Gig Championships

On Tuesday, December 4, at 6:30 pm, members of the Come Boating! rowing team will offer a slide talk about their adventures at the World Pilot Gig Championships in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

In May of 2018, Belfast's own Come Boating! fielded three teams to the World Pilot Gig Championships in the Scilly Isles, off the rugged coast of Cornwall, England. These fast and seaworthy gigs date back to the 17th century, when local pilots were required to guide larger ships into port. Gig rowers waited to spot sails on the horizon, and would race to meet the ship; the first one there got the job. Hence the Cornish Pilot Gigs.

The rowing tradition continues today, this time for medals and bragging rights. Hear the Belfast team members recount their tales of the Scilly adventure!

This program is free and open to all. For more information call the library at 207-338-3884, ext. 10.


A Christmas Story: The Musical, presented by the Belfast Maskers

A Christmas Story: The Musical, presented by the Belfast Maskers

A Christmas Story: The Musical

The Belfast Maskers present A Christmas Story: The Musical, through December 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, at the new Basil Burwell Community Theater at 17 Court St.


The Snow Queen, presented by the Midcoast Actors' Studio

The Snow Queen, presented by the Midcoast Actors' Studio

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, directed by Greg Marsanskis, will be presented December 7-16 by the Midcoast Actors' Studio at the Crosby Center, 37 Court St. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 ages 12 and under. Enjoy family-friendly fun based on the "frozen" tale by Hans Christian Andersen. For more information, phone 207-370-7592.


Community Singing Vigil

Community Singing Vigil

Community Singing Vigil

On Friday, December 7, from 7 to 9 pm, at the United Farmers Market of Maine, the Belfast Creative Coalition will host a singing vigil immediately following the December Art Walk to celebrate the arts. Come listen and sing among the tea lights, and sip hot cider. Sing simple rounds, familiar songs, old-timey tunes and original circle-songs. All songs taught call and response style. No sheet music. Song leaders Deb Hensley, Joanne Rawlings-Sekuda, Amy Robbins Wilson, Bill and Sarah Smith, Steve Chaisson, Beverly Scott, Martin Swinger and others will keep the singing going. Anyone is welcome to bring a song to share. For more information, visit Belfast Creative Coalition or phone Deb at 207-323-6149.


Paint Your Own Pottery at Waterfall Arts

Paint Your Own Pottery at Waterfall Arts

Paint Your Own Pottery

A Paint Your Own Pottery event will take place at Waterfall Arts on Saturday, December 8, 10 am-noon. Everyone is welcome, kids under 12 must come with a supervising, participating adult. Cost is $18 (15% off for parties of three or more). Cover price includes one mug or tile; additional pieces may be purchased at the event (cash only please). Not confident with a brush? No worries! Use stamps and easy-to-use squeeze bottles.


A Child's Christmas in Wales, presented by the Pen-Bay Singers

A Child's Christmas in Wales, presented by the Pen-Bay Singers

A Child's Christmas in Wales

The Pen-Bay Singers will present Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Waleson Sunday, December 9, at 3 pm, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Belfast. (Snow date: December 16.) Director: Richard Dostie. Narrator: Jim Rose. Suggested donation $15, children free.


Colorful harvest bounty at the Belfast Farmers' Market

Colorful harvest bounty at the Belfast Farmers' Market

Belfast Farmers' Market

The Belfast Farmers' Market has moved inside for the season. Come find them in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware on Route 1, Belfast. They have a wide selection of produce, cheeses, meats, jams, seafood, baked goods, eggs, maple syrup, honey, fermented goods, mushrooms and more. The original Belfast Farmers' Market is open every Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. SNAP/EBT, WIC, Maine Harvest Bucks, credit cards and cash accepted.


Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Our Shipping Policy

Even though our Web site is not designed with a shopping cart, we will happily ship anything to you.

At this time, we only ask for the exact cost of the shipping; there is no handling charge.

By the way, the man in the photo is our well-loved UPS deliveryman. He is always smiling and happy, even when hauling heavy boxes down the stairs. (He must be a secret wannabe knitter.)